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Rohingya couple killed in Teknaf 'gunfight'

  • Published at 11:01 am September 22nd, 2019
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Police recovered firearms, bullets and bullet shells from the scene

A Rohingya couple has been killed in a reported gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

The incident occurred at Leda Rohingya camp of the upazila early Sunday.

The deceased are Dil Mohammad, 32, son of Quader Hussain, and his wife Jaheda Begum, 27, both refugees of the same camp.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Model police station, said: “Acting on a tip-off, we arrested the couple and recovered a weapon.

"Based on their information, we conducted a drive in the area to recover more firearms."

“As soon as we reached the area, other criminals open fired at us. In retaliation, we fired back; that left the duo injured,” he added.

Later, the injured were taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex, where the on-duty doctors pronounced them dead.

The bodies were then sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, and a case has been filed under Teknaf police station in this regard.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Nizam and constables Shahadat and Sudarshan were also injured during the gunfight. They were given first aid at the upazila health complex.

Three firearms, eight rounds of bullets and twelve bullet shells were recovered from the spot.